Chicago Chapter Participates in Make Music Chicago

On June 21, as part of Make Music Chicago day, the Chicago Chapter played at the Lincoln Park Zoo. We were conducted by Lisette Kielson in a program of renaissance to modern music. We had a nice crowd and beautiful weather!ChicagoRecordersLPZ

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Chicago Chapter Plays Make Music Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will be playing as part of ‘Make Music Chicago.,’ a live one day music festival taking place on June 21. We will be at the Lincoln Park Zoo at the Park Place Café, 2 PM.

Please join us!

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Teachers Page

We now have a page on the website that lists member who are also teachers.

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Next meeting and Annual Concert – Sunday May 17

Our spring concert returns Sunday May 17 at 2 PM. If you would like to perform, please contact Mark Dawson at soon, and provide:

  • Name of the piece(s)
  • Composer name, nationality, and dates
  • Performers’ names and instruments

The concert will be followed by our Make Music Chicago Dress Rehearsal. The music is on our download section. For additional information on the music, contact Lisette at <>.

Please join us for this lively year-end event, and don’t forget to bring treats to share!

Here is out monthly newsletter:

May 2015

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Tish Berlin Workshop

The Tish Berlin workshop was highly successful. The selection was varied from medieval to modern African freedom songs. Tish gave us an excellent background on each workshop piece without becoming pedantic. Her energy and sense of humor kept everybody engaged.

Thanks to the board for their work in putting together this event!

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Lessons with Tish Berlin Available April 17

If you have been wondering how to get those high notes, or why you can’t get your lowest note to speak well, or how you can play with better tone, faster fingers, nimbler tongue – a private lesson may be just the thing for you. All topics covered, from technique to repertoire to ornamentation and more. Tish will help you play better, and to have more fun doing it.

There are still openings for private lessons on April 17 in Oak Park. Let us know if you would like to schedule one. Attendance at the workshop the next day not required.

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April 19th Monthly Meeting

Our March meeting at the Oak Park Library featured some of the children from Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest and Longfellow Elementary in Oak Park. We had a lot of fun listening to them and hearing them play. Thank you, Pam Wiese and Mona Mann for arranging this.


On April 19th at 2 PM we will return to our usual location for our monthly meeting at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago.

Lisette Kielson will be directing. No doubt we will be full of energy after Tish’s wonderful workshop the day before!, and so we will celebrate and honor Alice Maguire, playing her composition that won the chapter’s Composition Competition. Also at the meeting, we will decide whether we would like to perform a couple of pieces at the May Meeting’s Spring Concert and/or perform in June at Make Music Chicago. The performances will comprise of music from the October Meeting, “Klezmer, Tango,” and the “Greatest Hits” from the January Meeting. Look on the chapter web site for the music. Scroll down to Meeting Downloads.

Our latest newsletter can be found here: April 2015

I hope to see you all there!

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